Did you do any special research for getting into this role? Hang out at Sleepys a lot?
Actually, I did hang out at Sleepys. In fact, I talked to such a sweet and charming salesman that I ended up buying a bed, which was not my intention. The next day I had to cancel my order, which I still feel very bad about. Hopefully I can go back and actually buy a bed from that guy someday, so he gets his commission.
Cloggingv. to take one 140 character snippet of text and refeed it through every social media/personal CMS you participate in, insuring that your dedicated followers see the same useless blurb several times.
If I could figure out how the question thing worked, I would ask “Could someone check with Jeff Jarvis for the answer as to how the newspaperless future is going to develop news reporting such as this? Unrelated: more evidence that the democratic wonderland that is NYS is a festival of cronyism, corruption and inefficiency.
I don’t think Jarvis has ever said news reporting will vanish, in fact, just the opposite! (Ha, you knew I’d say that, right? Now gimme a sec while I figure out where I’m going with this…) Oh, right, it’s just going to be done by fewer people and hopefully more efficiently when local becomes the one (and only) thing that a regional news organization can realistically (and morally) do. Did the Baltimore Sun need a Moscow bureau? No, no it did not, especially when there was a cannibalistic gay serial killer on the loose.
And speaking of the MSM and reporting, my mom called to ask me about the Cnfckr cmptr vrs (it’s eating vowels!) everyone is talking about this week. I refused to entertain the topic but she pleaded that it was on Slate so it must mean something. Did you catch that Mickey Kaus? We’re calling you if this fucks up our shit.
youngmanhattanite: Next Year In Twitter: A Facebook Haggadah — it’s probably been blogged 30,000 times already, but I don’t care, I’m sleepy. Andrew, make a list of things that perplex you (e.g., “Who is ‘Moses’”) and we’ll go over it tomorrow.
Can someone please link me up to the Tired of Trying to Parse Jew Terms Glossary for New York Goys UnJews? I don’t appreciate people who drop in French terms when chatting, and I do not mind my ignorance. But if you are going to make a pun, at least include the Wikipedia linkage so I understand.
What confounded you, little bird? “Next Year In Twitter”? That was taken straight from the link, and it’s a play off “Next Year In Jerusalem,” the last line of the Haggadah. Did I reblog this correctly? What’s a blockquote?
We tire of the Twitter strategy of referring to famous people by their first name so as to imply that you are on a first-name basis with them. Stop being so damn transparent about bolstering your “brand” and get something done for real, people. Yes, we’re looking at you.
Next Year In Twitter: A Facebook Haggadah — it’s probably been blogged 30,000 times already, but I don’t care, I’m sleepy. Andrew, make a list of things that perplex you (e.g., “Who is ‘Moses’”) and we’ll go over it tomorrow.
Remember when Gawker used to write for the media underclass? I’ve been an apologist for them for the longest time. Not any more. All they do these days is put into question the jobs of the New York media’s most vulnerable while calling out anyone who has anything even remotely resembling job security as a hack. Schadenfreude should be reserved for assholes, and the working assumption that everyone who works in media is one kind of sucks. They’re not.
"I should also add that it’s very difficult to satirize the Jewish world, because just when you think you’ve made something preposterous, you pick up the newspaper and see that events have actually out-satirized what you’ve just done. So it’s always a race with reality. I’m more of a stenographer than a satirist in that regard."
That’s our very own Eli Valley being interviewed by Flavorwire. Great stuff and we applaud his coverage in secular media even if he did say something like “you pick up the newspaper…” because no one actually does that anymore.
Madoff needs a song. A ballad. Can we work on this? Temporary nomination “Cold Desert” by Kings of Leonor “baby Did a Bad Bad Thing” by Chris Izzak, een though the song of those that can prety much get anybody laid won’t get him laid. But right now, we ned a theme.
Hottest Ticket in America, 2009: Seats near the Madoffs at Yom Kippur this year. They should live feed his brain particles to see what comes out during the atonement, project it on to the live ticker at the bottom of CNBC. I’m tellin; you, this could be bigger than the Watergate hearings,